April 20 2015

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Governance Committee (Dom)

  • Badges
  • Still need an orientation process
  • New fees going into place May 1
    • Members will be able to enroll in (and change to):
      • $25/mo
      • $150/6mo
      • $300/yr
    • $10/mo membership level name will change to "?"
      • @TODO (Dom, 5/4): Come up with $10 membership name
    • Will add ability to support a maker
    • Financial assistance
      • Allow people to sign up directly or add link for people to contact a board member? Who?
        • @TODO (Dom, no date): add a "Link to board to ask for reduced membership fee"
        • @TODO (Dom, no date): create a "$40 membership fee where $15 is to support a reduced membership fee"

Communications Hive (John)

Social media stats
Count Change
Facebook 1122 14
Twitter 716 26
Meetup 142 8
  • Gina, Seth, Jim and I met on the website a little bit back. There's still lots to do. As a stop gap, I'm wondering about moving the main page of staging site to prod.
    • @TODO (John, 5/4): Move front page and footer to new server
    • @TODO (Dom, 5/4): Create new signup page on live site to be migrated

Finances and Fundraising Task Force (Jens)

Balance Change
Member count 72 +6
  • ArtDOG imminent!
    • Finish TO-DO's (link)
  • Budget
    • Metal shop +$6,000?
      • @DECISION: $6000 donation not spent on Tormach will go to metal shop
    • Facility improvements come from where?
      • @DECISION: Wood shop and other area build out costs come from the build out budget. Tools come from each of the area's budgets.
  • Studio rental rate
    • TBD at a later data
    • Novelene is in a temporary location, paying $100
  • Sustainability plan
    • Better communication of "need to know" items for approval?
    • Approval creates new "approved" budget?
  • Taxes with CPA

Remote Events and Outreach Gaggle (Barb)

  • Mclean STEM night
    • @TODO (Barb, 4/21): ask for McLean STEM Night volunteers
  • RiverFest
    • Have a schedule, not a lot of help at this time.
    • 10 time slots
    • @TODO (Barb, May 18): Check into what a RiverFest volunteer gets
  • (John): I've been talking with the Derby Coding club and they are working on a design of a quad copter and are looking for our help. The have a google drive with the details. Project needs to be complete by May 15.
  • (John): working with EP on permission to use the name "Mini Maker Faire." EP goes to press May 4.
  • (Dom): F5 celebration on the 26th?

Special Projects Brigade (Mike)

  • No topics


Makerspace (Tom)

  • Lock for Studio (Jens)
    • @TODO (member, ASAP): Install locks on temp studio
  • @TODO (Tom, James S., Gina, May 9): Post Basic Elec. Workshop
  • @TODO (Jens, June 1): Trash service donation

devICT (Seth)

  • Met leader of OpenHouston over the weekend
    • OpenHouston = Code for America in Houston
    • Plan to start conversations and organizing for Wichita
  • Startup Weekend winner was a smart electrical socket
    • First hardware based winner, took it by a landslide

Community Updates

  • ArtDOG after party at Harvester


  • 22 April 2015 Earth Day - Electric Bus?
  • 23 April 2015 STEM Day at McClean
  • 23 April 2015 ArtDog
  • 2 May 2015 Arduino at East High (Tom and Dom (Alex))
  • 3 May Floor Plan meeting
  • 9 May 2015 Basic Electronics
  • June (tentative) Robot sumo?
  • June (tentative) Wearables Tom, Barb
  • July 18 - Mini maker faire


Decision Summary

    Task Summary